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October 13, 2012

Crowning Glory - A Story about Taylor Bowls

You'll want to read this article, originaly published (October, 2012)  in daily.mail.uk about Taylor Bowls.

It includes some great photos of the bowls production process!

 Just some of the tidbits you'll also find in this article –

  • It is a superpower in the world of lawn green and crown green bowls.
  • More than 12.8million different variations of bowls are produced in the small factory, which employs 52 staff, most of whom have worked at the plant for decades.
  • The factory, in Bernard Street, Bridgeton, was founded by the Taylor family in 1796, and bought by current owners the Herons in 1992.

This article takes you through the process of making bowls and begins with...

"It is a world away from the peaceful entertainment of the tidy green bowling lawn.

Here, workers busy themselves at buzzing machinery and hurry between racks glinting with a vast array of jewelled colours.

This is the Thomas Taylor Bowls factory in Glasgow, where the game begins."


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